[MARMAM] Fwd: Final Announcement for Research Ecologist for NOAA's Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program - CLOSES JAN 15

Charles Littnan - NOAA Federal charles.littnan at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 7 09:28:00 PST 2014


Aloha All-

This is the final reminder of an excellent job opportunity opening in our
monk seal program (HMSRP).  The original announcement stated the position
closed on Jan. 6 but because of delays over the holidays it has been
extended to Jan 15.

Several people have sent queries about what the job entails...so here are
some examples.  Last Friday you would have responded to a young female seal
that had a large circle hook in her lip and was wrapped in fishing line.
 You would have been successful and felt great all weekend.  Next week you
would be deploying Crittercams and cellphone tags to understand the
foraging behavior of seals in the main Hawaiian Islands...in a few months
you would be taking that information to a group of local fishermen and
explaining to some of them why monk seals aren't eating all the fish.  It
would be tense but you would get through to at least a couple of them.  The
next day you would be meeting with HMSRP biologists and vets from around
the world to talk about when and how to vaccinate the population in the
face of a disease outbreak.  This summer you would spend 3 weeks in the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands translocating young female pups to new atolls
to dramatically increase their likelihood of survival.  In between all this
you would be designing new studies, analyzing data, publishing papers,
developing budgets, responding to emergencies, and more.

Every day is a new challenge but it is always interesting and there are few
conservation research programs out there that are more applied than the
HMSRP.  If you are a bright, motivated scientist, have experience handling
marine mammals, turtles or other large mammals, and have some experience
dealing with people and conflict t then you could be a good fit for the
HMSRP.

*This is a research position in the US Federal Government.  You must be a
US Citizen or National to apply for the position.*

*For more information on the job and how to apply visit:
 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358468200
<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358468200>*

Cheers,
Charles


-- 
Charles Littnan, PhD.
Lead Scientist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA Fisheries Service
1601 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1000
Honolulu HI, 96814

T: (808) 944-2171




-- 
Charles Littnan, PhD.
Lead Scientist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA Fisheries Service
1601 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1000
Honolulu HI, 96814

T: (808) 944-2171
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